Lecturer in Law

Requisition ID:  26336

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  15 Nov 2023


Salary: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 03 December 2023



The Role


Are you an enthusiastic academic who can deliver excellent teaching of core subjects across undergraduate programmes, particularly Land Law, and are you passionate about supporting widening participation into higher education?
Newcastle Law School is a globally connected, locally rooted and compassionate community. We embrace diversity and advance social justice by addressing contemporary and future challenges through our research, our scholarship, our engagement with partners, and as a lasting impact of our legal education. 


We seek to appoint a 12 month fixed-term Lecturer in Law on a teaching and scholarship (T&S) basis, primarily providing maternity leave cover, to join our forward thinking, inclusive Russell Group Law School that seeks to embed its values in all that it does: Challenge; Social Justice; Compassion; Wellbeing; Excellence; Responsibility; and Respect.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role please contact Ms Samantha Ryan, Deputy Head of Newcastle Law School at samantha.ryan@newcastle.ac.uk.


This post is 12-month fixed term primarily to provide maternity cover.


Interviews will be held on 18th December 2023.

Key Accountabilities 
•    Plan, organise and carry out scholarship activity as relevant to the appointment, to ensure the contribution of new knowledge, insight and innovation to teaching or scholarship activity relevant to land law, widening participation and/or administrative law
•    Attendance and participation in conferences and events relevant to teaching and scholarship in the subject area
•    Design and deliver high quality teaching and learning material, resources and activities to students in line with School and Faculty teaching objectives and timetable requirements
•    To organise and support widening participation activities alongside colleagues
•    To contribute to teaching on undergraduate and potentially postgraduate modules
•    Provide a range of timely student support to enhance the student experience and achievements. Set, mark and assess course work and examinations, providing timely and effective feedback to students in line with University policy, and utilise on-line and digitised curricula and education frameworks
•    Provide personal tutoring and pastoral guidance (when appropriate, obtaining specialist support and advice)
•    Supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate students’ dissertations
•    Provide education for life that engages, challenges and supports our students to discover and fulfil their potential both while they are studying with us and once they have graduated
•    Promote the University’s values and directly support widening access to our programmes and facilities to people who have historically had little involvement in universities
•    Contribute to professional development in your field by active membership of learned societies and professional institutions
•    Operate as an active and collegiate citizen in the Law School community
•    Engage in professional development as appropriate
•    Any other tasks appropriate to the post and in line with School’s business needs


The Person 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience
•    Expertise in the field of land law (assessed at application stage and interview)
•    Expertise/experience or a demonstrable interest in supporting widening participation activity (assessed at application stage and interview)
•    Ability to develop and deliver high quality teaching activity (assessed at application stage and interview)
•    Ability and skill to develop sustained relationships, including with internal colleagues and external partners and organisations (assessed at interview)
•    Evidence of a reflective and self-evaluative approach to teaching practice (assessed at application stage and interview)

•    Experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students (assessed at application stage and interview)
•    Ability and willingness to contribute to undergraduate teaching beyond the Foundations of Legal Knowledge beyond Land Law (assessed at application stage and interview)

Attributes and Behaviour
•    Willingness and commitment to supporting the development of a values-based and inclusive culture where individuals can thrive (assessed at interview)
•    Commitment to a positive research and education culture aligned to the University’s four Guiding Principles and its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (assessed at application stage and interview)
•    Personal resilience, able to work well in a challenging sector, sometimes managing conflicting priorities (assessed at application stage and interview)
•    Commitment to supporting the Law School in avoiding perpetuating biases and oversights in legal research and legal education (assessed at interview)

•    Track record in working as a good colleague and academic citizen/professional, willing and able to work collaboratively (assessed at application stage and interview)



•    A good Honours degree in a relevant subject (assessed at application stage)

•    PhD (or equivalent experience) near completion or underway in a relevant subject (assessed at application stage)


 Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26336